First Friday

On the first Friday of each month in May, June, July, and August, the streets of Downtown Elizabethton will come alive for an amazing community event! Join us for a casual evening connecting with friends and family and experiencing what our downtown offers at First Fridays.

Celebrate First Friday with a different theme each month:

  • May 3 kicks off with Summer Vibes to set the tone for the series and create a festive atmosphere to enjoy the season.
  • June 7 is all about the Artsy Vibes as we showcase the talent throughout our community with murals, music, dance, and live art demonstrations.
  • July 5 is focused on Adventure Vibes as we highlight outdoor recreation opportunities in our mountainous landscape and host the Firefly 5K Run/Walk.
  • August 2 closes out with Hometown Vibes to celebrate our old soul community, the new stories being created, and this place we call home.

Participants will be guided through each month with an interactive BINGO card, featuring a list of participating businesses & activities, a map showcasing First Friday Zones, and opportunities to win prizes.

Explore our boutiques, vintage shops, and art-centric spaces with elevated shopping as you enjoy performances and live music in the streets throughout downtown. Engage in family-friendly fun at the Fun Zone featuring a rotating schedule of complimentary activities (sponsored by Citizens Bank). Treat yourself to drinks and great food at one of our downtown establishments as well as the Mobile Food Zone on Armed Forced Drive. Discover new ways to get involved at the Community Zone in the 400 Block Breezeway, featuring non-profits and community organizations. Experience the warmth of our community and the lively atmosphere of our bustling district during First Friday.

So, mark your calendars and get ready for the First Friday summer series featuring Community Connection, Live entertainment, Elevated Shopping & Dining, and Family-Friendly Activities in our historic & welcoming downtown! More information and details will be released each month, so stay tuned.

First Friday is Presented By: Main Street Elizabethton Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library, and Carter County Tourism